Students׳ willingness to use response and engagement technology in the classroom

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2014-07-01
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Brown, Eric
Thomas, Nicholas
Brown, Eric
Thomas, Lisa
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Increased use of student response and engagement systems in the collegiate classroom environment is a growing trend in hospitality education. However, faculties have expressed hesitance in adopting this technology due to apprehension of students. This purpose of this paper is to share the results of a survey given to undergraduate hospitality students at Iowa State University about their willingness and ability to use these systems. When analyzing the data from the 413 respondents, the results show students are in fact able and willing to use a classroom response and engagement system in order to increase engagement. In addition, students have an overall desire to use technology in the classroom. These results can be useful for faculty considering implementation of these systems in their courses. Of those surveyed, 100% have a cell phone, tablet, or laptop, indicating a system which requires a student to bring their own device is feasible.

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<p>This is a manuscript of an article in <em>Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education</em> 15 (2014): 80, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2014.06.002" target="_blank">10.1016/j.jhlste.2014.06.002</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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Technology, Education, Engagement, Hospitality, Smart device
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